Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning at Wheaton College, MA

Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning at Wheaton College, MA


Here is a great opportunity for Women STEM graduates. The Helen Fellowship is a paid one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
How will you spend MLK Day? Will it be a day of service? Will you read a favorite passage or attend a breakfast celebration honoring Dr. King's contributions? We are looking forward to our MLK Legacy community Celebration at Wheaton! We hope you can join us!
Join us for Diversity Day tomorrow! Students created this great video about the importance of talking and listening together! That's what this day is about -
This article made me question how much would be enough when we are thinking of training, classes, workshops and dialogues related to diversity and inclusion.
We are having civil rights crisis. We cannot wait anymore. #MLKLegacy @adamjohnfoss

The Marshall Center exists to affirm unique identities, to build a community that draws from them and to cultivate leaders who will introduce to the world the value of human diversity.

30 years after ADA, inaccessibility persists for the disabled On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we look at what the landmark civil rights law, which guarantees equal access to public resources and employment to disabled people has achieved and how much work remains. Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, assistant professor at the University....

Early Arrival Program Assistant highlight🤩

Océane Caporal ’23

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Major/Minor: Biology/Environmental Studies and Animal Behavior�Why did you decide to be an Early Arrival Assistant: “I had a very positive experience when I was a freshman myself. I want to help the incoming freshmen get as much positivity and connection out of this program as I did.”�Favorite snacks: Welch’s fruit snacks and Nacho Cheese Doritos�Favorite quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Unknown

Get to know more about Océane in our Instagram story! She is ready to welcome our new students of color to Wheaton!

John Lewis — Love in Action The legendary late civil rights elder and congressman, with lived wisdom for the culture of protest and common life today.

Remembering Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

A national treasure! John Lewis, an American politician and civil rights activist, died from pancreatic cancer July 17.

Early Arrival Program Assistant highlight🤩

Kneeco Hanton ’21

Hometown: South Bronx, NY
Major: Music/Potential Anthropology and African, African-American Diaspora Studies
Why did you decide to be an Early Arrival Assistant: “I wanted to give back to the Marshall Center for all that it has done for me in my time at Wheaton. I also believe in giving back to the community and future generations because, as I was always told, “It’s not about you but about those who come before and after you.”�Favorite fictional hero: Qrow Branwen (RWBY)�Favorite musician: “I want to preface this by saying that I actually do not have a favorite musician. That being said, Machete Men and Lee Morgan both get honorable mentions.”

Get to know more about Kneeco in our Instagram story! He is excited to connect with all of our new students of color.

Black Voices Matter🗣🗣🗣 #amplifyblackvoices

Early Arrival Program Assistant highlight🤩

Sierra Edwards ’23

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Business�How has the Marshall Center added to your Wheaton experience: “The Marshall Center has given me a place to go to for support and to feel like I am a part of the community.”�Favorite phone app: Tik Tok
Favorite book: Divergent Trilogy

Get to know more about Sierra in our Instagram story! She is excited to welcome and celebrate all of our new students of color.

Wheaton Inclusive STEM Excellence - Wheaton College Massachusetts

Great opportunity for learning and discussion! The Marshall Center staff is working with our Wheaton Inclusive STEM group on the Public Health and Social Justice Lecture and Discussion Series. Open to alums, students incoming and returners, staff and faculty! As part of a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the college launched the Wheaton Inclusive STEM Excellence (WISE) initiative. The goal of the effort is to improve student outcomes through innovative campus-wide programs, including professional development for faculty a...

Early Arrival Program Assistant highlight🤩

Jillian Riveros ’22

Hometown: Queens, New York�Major/Minor: Biochemistry/Math and Public Health on the Pre-Med track�What do you like best about Wheaton: “I love the small campus and one on one time I can have with professors. I came from a high school with over 4 thousand students and only a select few of the teachers actually cared for your success.”�Favorite movie: Grease�Favorite book: Too many. I am currently reading The Freedom Writers Diary.

Get to know more about Jillian in our Instagram story! She is excited to connect with all of our new students of color.

Google Doodle of Marsha P. Johnson, beloved trans-rights activist, will close out Pride month Google is paying tribute to Marsha P. Johnson -- a pioneering figure in the country's LGBT rights movement -- on the last day of Pride month.

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As promised, here is our first Early Arrival Program Assistant highlight🤩

Justin Martinez ’22

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: History, Hispanic Studies, Secondary Education
What do you like best about Wheaton: “The Wheaton community is the gem of this school; it simply would not be Wheaton without the brilliant individuals that make up this campus. It is close-knit and small, genuinely making this feel like one large family. This familial nature of Wheaton is my favorite part of being here.”�Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off�Favorite quote: “You’re not woke, you’re just waking up” – Jacai Edwards

Get to know more about Justin in our Instagram story...HIS TAKEOVER STARTS NOW!

PRIDE MONTH IS NOT OVER🌈 We honor the voices and experiences of the LGBTQ+ communities and LGBTQ+ communities of color. Happy Pride everyone!

Although there is still work to be done, on this day we celebrate Black liberation! Happy Juneteenth #juneteenth #juneteenthcelebration #amplifyblackvoices

We are beyond grateful for our wonderful 2020 Intercultural Early Arrival Program Assistants🤩 The Marshall Center is happy to have their help in introducing incoming students of color to our Wheaton community! Lookout for their Instagram takeovers and bios. We cannot wait to highlight our leaders!

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Racism Is Not Getting Worse, It's Getting Filmed BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Follow the link to learn more! Racism is a reality in all facets of our society and systems. #shutdownstem

Potential virtual event❗️❗️❗️ Look out and join in if you are able. We are excited to tune in with our local leaders. #amplifyblackvoices

The Marshall Center will continue its commitment to educating and hosting dialogue around Black lives and experiences. We encourage our community members to seek out resources from Black authors, scholars, activists, leaders, and people. LEARN, EXPAND, SHARE OUT! #amplifyblackvoices #blacklivesmatter

Please consider joining us!!

We stand in solidarity with the Black community #blackouttuesday

We are not okay. Our communities of color are hurting. Injustice has yet again shown it’s true and ugly colors. To our Black community members: WE SEE YOU; WE HEAR YOU; YOU MATTER❕❕❕#BLACKLIVESMATTER

Wheaton Athletics Spotlight: Ricardo Ripley

Shout out to Ricardo! Wheaton Athletics Spotlight: Ricardo Ripley

Remembering Yuri Kochiyama

On what would’ve been his 95th birthday, we honor and remember Malcolm X and share a lesser known story about him…

In the Spring of 1964, Malcolm X visited the Kochiyama family’s apartment in the Manhattanville Projects on 126th Street for an event organized by the Harlem Parents Committee. He came to meet the Hibakusha (Hiroshima and Nagasaki bomb victims) and Japanese reporters who were visiting NYC as part of a world peace study tour. That night Malcolm spoke about Ho Chi Minh as a hero and the war in Vietnam in terms of third world solidarity. He said,

“The struggle of Vietnam is the struggle of the whole Third World – the struggle against colonialism, neo-colonialism, and imperialism.”

A few months later, Malcolm embarked on haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) which radically shifted his understanding of Islam and his views on inter-racial solidarity. He sent the Kochiyama family 11 postcards during his travels. This is the postcard he sent from Kuwait in September of 1964.

[05/16/20]   If we were on campus, we would have come together to celebrate graduating students of color. You, who have played an instrumental role in making our campus community a better place: a more diverse, complex and dynamic environment. We know how important it is to create spaces where students of color can feel heard, validated, understood and respected. That we were able to play a role in your college experience has been our privilege. The spring of senior year leading up to graduation is a very special time. You have worked hard to achieve this milestone. We know students and families have made many sacrifices and along the way you have persevered and overcome obstacles and bumps in the road. It is with mixed emotions that you graduate from college. This year in particular.

Cherish the memories of time spent in your classes, labs, creating art and music, attending speakers and performances, in club meetings and sports, leadership and service commitments, hanging out with friends and just being in your favorite spaces on campus.

Graduation is one of many special events and rituals that not only marks the end but also the start of the next phase. We will truly miss you. We have enjoyed seeing you grow and be transformed by your college experiences. If you were the first in your family to graduate from college, this is an especially significant milestone. We thank you for your contributions to our campus. You are smart and talented young people with a commitment to racial and social justice and have so much to offer this world that desperately needs your gifts and talents.


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The Ambitious 'Asian Americans' Doc Advances U.S. History

Here is a great series on PBS! Actor Daniel Dae Kim narrates the five-part series, which takes viewers on a journey of the Asian American experience in America, from the 1850s to the present-day.

Learning About Global Health While Living in a Pandemic | Blog | Wheaton College | Massachusetts

Thoughtful reflections about this difficult time. For global health this term, the world we lived in became the classroom.

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Join us for the virtual celebration of the graduating Class of 2020 this Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.

Why the Diversity of Your Reading List Matters Author Alex London calls books “empathy accelerators.”

Two Weapons, a Chase, a Killing and No Charges A 25-year-old man running through a Georgia neighborhood ended up dead. A prosecutor argued that the pursuers should not be arrested.

Angela Davis & Nikki Giovanni LIVE with GirlTrek! Legendary women, writers and visionaries Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni will be joining GirlTrek’s FB LIVE for a FIRST-EVER JOINT discussion this Friday unpacking the trials of the Black women who came before us, honoring their triumphs and acknowledging the secret tools we must recall in pursuit...

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